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The Brasiles were a family of mojolica ceramic makers until it went out of fashion. Two cousins left Scafati for towns on the other side of Mount Vesuvius — Gregorio went to Capua, and Angelo went to Acerra. A few years later, Gregorio left Capua and joined Angelo in Acerra. Three of their descendants settled in Chicago.